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March 22, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University welcomes alumnus, Jon Lundak back to campus to present an exhibition of his sculptural work entitled “Layover.”
“Layover” opens with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6 in the Nightingale Gallery, and runs through May 4. Lundak will present a public talk about his work on Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. in Badgley Hall’s Huber Auditorium.
Lundak’s sculpture involves a heightened sense of craftsmanship and material knowledge. His affinity for material exploration guides his abilities as a maker. He has examined the miniaturization of architectural space and the implications of the viewer’s memory on these sculptur
al spaces. Now he is exploring the methods, vessels, perception and phenomena of travel.
“I feel a connection to spaces, places and objects that are transitory,” Lundak said in his artist statement. “Yet it’s not only a space in transition I am interested in, but also places of transition, such as hallways, loading docks, desolate stretches of road, marinas and airports. These transitory spaces often briefly live in our minds as places that we forget, or merely want to pass through to get somewhere else. But for me they often hold important memories, experiences, questions of function and a welcome loneliness.”
Lundak earned his bachelor’s degree in art from EOU in 2006, studied for a short time at Whitman College and received his MFA from Alfred University in 2012. He has taught at Northern Kentucky University and is an assistant professor of sculpture at Towson University in Maryland.
Lundak has participated in exhibitions throughout the U.S., and has been a visiting artist at Western Michigan University, Miami University and the University of Cincinnati.
“It is a joy to welcome Jon back to EOU and to be able to share his work with our current community,” Gallery Director Cory Peeke said. “His thoughtful and meticulously crafted works, along with his insights into the life of a young artist post-graduation, are sure to resonate with our students.”
The gallery, located in Loso Hall, is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit eou.edu/art or follow the Nightingale Gallery on Facebook and Instagram. To request images of artwork for publication or to schedule an interview with the artist please contact Gallery Director Cory Peeke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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